This post starts off with a little confession, I have never owned anything from Urban Decay till now.. With the Naked palettes being so popular, it does come as a surprise, I know but I'm sorry, I just don't want to follow the crowd and have all of them! I think I will one day own the Naked one and the Naked three, but definitely not the Basics palettes and they're nothing special or the Naked 2 as it's to much like number one! Anyway, I felt like I was missing out of sometching special by not owning anything from the brand so I decided to take the plunge and purchase something that I don't already have within my make up collection. The Urban Decay Flushed Palettes are compacts with a Bronzer, Highlighter and a Blush in one block which instantly intrigued me as I saw it as being so handy as it's all in one place and at the same time, Urban Decay has taken time to make 3 products that blend really well and compliment each other, making the skin look stunning. In each one of the 4 palettes available, they have chosen 3 colours that compliment each other really well which I think can be difficult to get it right but they cracked it!
I have to give it to UD, everything from the box it came in to the compact with a large mirror, is stunning! I don't see how anyone can say that their packaging on all of their Naked range isn't attractive. I picked this up on FeelUnique.com as I got 15% off so it was originally around £22 but I got it for £18.70 which isn't a lot but every little helps in the words of Tesco.
There a four different Flushed Palette shades, Streak, Strip, Naked and Native. When I'm buying something online, I tend to do some good research first on the shades that are avalible as I don't want to purchase the wrong colour so I tend to go onto a few blogs that may have reviews and swatches to get a good decision on which one I want. It was a toss up between Streak and Strip but in the end I choose Streak as I liked the colour of the blush a lot. I'll be getting Strip soon though..
If you've seen me mention the L'Oreal Glam Bronze Bronzer then you would know that the texture is so soft and blendable which is amazing and the texture of these powders are exactly the same. Everything is so blendable and easy to wear so if you are someone who doesn't want a lot of make up then this is pretty ideal as it's 3 in 1. The Bronzer is a a lovely tan colour, which can look slightly orange toned but doesn't come off that way at all and it also has a slight gold shimmer in it which I know it's popular amoung many but it doesn't bother me so much. The Highlighter is a champagne colour with a pink shimmer undertone in it which I find works well on the cheek bones but also over blush which I was loving over the summer for a great glow. Last but not least is the Blusher which has the same soft texture as the other two so it's so easy to blend. It is quite a rosey pink colour and it's one of the reasons I pick it up because I thought that it would be great with the cooler weather coming up as it's time for the warmer make up! (Yay)